String Bending Lesson With Marty Schwartz

A lot of my readers probably also know Marty Schwartz. I had never met Marty personally until just after the Play Crossroads competition several months back. As it turns out, Marty and I only live about 90 minutes apart. We both have families with small kids, so finding time to get together wasn’t easy. But…

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Learning Blues Guitar Solos

One of my favorite parts of Blues Guitar Unleashed is the member forum. I try to get over there pretty much every day and join in on the discussions about guitar learning. And the BGU courses in particular. There was a thread there recently that got me thinking, and I’m sure it’s something that might…

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A6 to A9 Blues Rhythm Move

This is just a quick video lesson, but it’s a cool little rhythm move you’ll want to use when comping in a swing blues style. To download the video right click here

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Speedy Pentatonics

If you’re into the fast, blues/rock sounds of Joe Bonamassa, Walter Trout, Gary Moore, or that kind of weird Griff Hamlin guy, then this video is for you. Buckle your seat belts and press play on the video with your guitar in hand…

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Jimmy Page Style 4 Note Pulloffs

Today’s video is all about a pentatonic 4 note sequence involving pulloffs. This has been stolen from Jimmy Page by pretty much everyone at some point. I don’t know who Jimmy Page stole it from, but you can bet it was some old blues man… So here’s the video, enjoy. The TAB is below. There…

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Hey – Vote For Me!

Okay, I did it. I threw my hat in the ring to win a chance to play at the Crossroads Festival in Chicago this summer. In order to get there, I need votes – a lot of them. That’s where you come in. Visit http://playcrossroads.com and register to vote by entering your email address and…

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Merry Christmas Blues Lesson

While to some folks The Blues and Christmas don’t exactly go hand in hand, there have been some truly great Christmas blues songs recorded throughout the years. Honestly I really didn’t know about this until one of my students brought it to my attention

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The first clip from the live event!

Back in October, my friend Bob Murnahan and I did a live clinic here in So. Cal. Here’s a clip of us jamming for a while during that show. Check out Mr. Spunk burning it up at about 7:20 in… you never knew he had it in him 🙂

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Griff & The Moderators…

Here’s another inspirational one for you. About a year ago, a guy named Chuck came on board BGU. He was one of the first onto the BGU Member Forum when it started, and has been steadily working his way through the course while sharing moderator duties with John, Mike, and me on the forum. As…

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9th chord substitutions

While we often talk about how blues is based around 7th chords, those are just suggested chords. In reality you can substitute the 7th chords for 9th chords… and you want to.

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